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Australian Life

An outdoor gallery looking beyond the iconic images of our country

Produced by the City of Sydney

With a unique focus on who we are as a nation, the 22 finalists in this year’s Australian Life look beyond the iconic images of our country to reveal new insights into our identity.

From a close-up moment of reflection, to a wide-angle on our collective hopes and dreams, these stunning large format prints are as diverse, interesting and surprising as Australia itself.

Each of the finalists and the 2016 Judges’ pick for the $10,000 prize were chosen by a panel of photographers, artists and curators, from work submitted by emerging and professional photographers across the country.

The 2016 Australian Life finalists are:
Marian Abboud
John Appleyard
Kris Baum
Rae Begley
Deb Bonney
Aaron Bradbrook
Simone Cheung
Cameron Cope
Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario
Ian English
Amy Jean Harding
Taweechai Iam-urairat
Kent Johnson
Jon Lewis
Georgie Mattingley
Nikki McLennan
Darren Saul
Steven Sherwin
Frank Trimarchi
Ess Vaun
Rebecca Webb
Kerry Wilson

About Art & About

This exhibition is produced by City of Sydney and is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing year-round program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces. Explore the whole program at


Every day, 7am to 9pm

Thursday 15 September to Sunday 9 October 2016

Hyde Park North
Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Hyde Park North, near Archibald Fountain
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